Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent

Narrated by: Don Moffit
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Think you need a patent? Think again. Many of the products Stephen Key has licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever, yet have made millions in royalties. But Key also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Years ago, after reading about how medication bottles rarely contain enough space for the information that needs to be printed on them, he was inspired to develop an innovative label technology. The Spinformation rotating label has been licensed on products the world over, is protected by 20 U.S. and international patents, and has received more than 13 industry awards.

To put it simply: Key knows how to use intellectual property to profit.

This audiobook will teach you how to:

  • Get a licensing contract with or without intellectual property
  • Write a provisional patent application that stops others from stealing your idea
  • Find and hire a killer patent attorney (they are not all created equal!)
  • Save thousands of dollars on legal expenses
  • File patents that have true value
  • Negotiate a win-win agreement

It also details Stephen's experience defending his patents in Federal Court--a David versus Goliath saga he has never before written about at length--as well as provides tips about how to avoid a licensing contract from going bad.

©2015 Stephen Key Media, LLC (P)2017 Stephen Key Media, LLC

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Excellent for Newbies and Experienced Inventors

Would you listen to Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent again? Why?

Yes. While I am very experienced through the patent process with a patent issued, and several pending, the nuggets of knowledge presented make the case to come back and listen again. I found 80% of the information basic to the intellectual property and patent process; however, the true magic was in the 20% of lessons learned, practical ways to implement or develop a provisional patent application further, or to negotiate patents. The bookcamp service offered by Inventright to potential patent holders is worthy to look into.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent?

Stephen Key's fight with Lego over patent infringement.

Have you listened to any of Don Moffit’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I found the presenter credible and easy to listen to. Until I wrote this review, I assumed the narrator was the author. Further testimony to Don Moffit's credibility.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Actually similar film already made in Flash of Genius, for inventor of the time delay wiper blade against Ford. This film would be How to Avoid Legal Battles with Ford, Lego and other big players"

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Great read even if you are not an inventor. I am a big fan of The Great Courses, books on contract law and business best practices. This book is at the top of the list.

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good book

Great narrator, plus, I learned a lot of new things about the legal system of the patent world.

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Great Patent Starting Point

Good starting point for overall patent application process. Especially love the strategies at the end.

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Good Info

If you have an idea you want to patent and market, read this book.

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Possibly the only book you'll need on patents.

This book took the fear out of the patent process. It's a very thorough and in-depth book that will take you through that process from A to Z and get you started immediately.

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Elementary introduction to Patents

The book includes a elementary introduction into patents. Anyone with the general knowledge and understanding of patents really is going to gain nothing from this book; in my opinion. I listen to the book at 1.3 speed as the narrator tends to really speak slowly. the book is good if you are looking to get a elementary introduction otherwise I would definitely skip it.

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Amazing!!!

This is a very useful book for anyone who is thinking of patenting an idea or selling an idea to a company even before patenting it.

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Illustrations not included in audiobook

This book requires looking at illustrations inside this book to comprehend what the book is about and why it is or is not important. The illustrations include such concepts as angular mechanical coupling that cannot be understood without illustrations, or, an extremely long verbal description. The illustrations are not included in the audiobook. Therefore, do not buy the audiobook. I'm sure the regular book is OK.

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Great job Stephen

Really enjoyed Stephen’s smart and positive attitude and approach to patents and licensing. Gives “Davids” a chance to make money from “Goliaths”.

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Great

This book was absolutely amazing!!! I pray one day I can look back and reference your book to the world!!! Real Life, Real Information and Really Helpful

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Great but missing chapter titles

This e-book is missing chapter titles. This would have e received 5 stars if it wasn't so in convenient having to navigate without the chapter titles